Demystifying Shamanism: An Illustrated Presentation

WHAT: European missionaries claimed that shamans were doing the work of the devil. Soviet Communists persecuted them because they were not Marxists. American psychiatrists labeled them “schizophrenic.” However, recent psychological and anthropological research reveals that shamans are among the most talented members of their community, and have survived over the millennia due to their talents as healers, counselors, and storytellers.

This lecture will provide examples of contemporary shamans as well as suggest what can be learned from their herbal knowledge, their sacred rituals, and their community service.

Stanley Krippner, PhD, is Alan Watts Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University. Formerly, he was director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn, NY. His books include Demystifying Shamans and The Voice of Rolling Thunder. He has interviewed and observed shamans from six continents, and has participated in several shamanic rituals in Brazil, Russia, and Peru.

WHEN: Friday, August 28, 8:00pm

WHERE: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, Bklyn

HOW MUCH: $12
 

CLASSIC FRIDAY’S

WHAT: This is where Brooklyn’s most sophisticated grown folks get together to drink eat have clean fun every last Friday of the month.This month, Leo celebrations for Dj Prince Albert & Sherwin G. Cocktails food served; Dj BLUE spinning R&B, Raggae and soul.

WHEN: Friday, August 28, 10:00pm – 4:00am

WHERE: The Social Butterfly, 857 Atlantic Ave, Bklyn

HOW MUCH: $10

A Coloring Party

WHAT: A Coloring Party to benefit Friends of Von King Park Conservancy

WHEN: August 29, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

WHERE: Calabar Imports Popup, 351 Tompkins Ave, Bklyn

HOW MUCH: Free

BrooklynBazaar

WHAT: Created for the THE BROOKLYN BAZAAR FOOD, MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL. Hosted by Malik Yoba and Clipperman, with DJs Evil Dee Hard Hittin Harry Stormin Norman Marcello Ritondo Beverly Bond The dustbin brothers Preserv and more…

WHEN: Saturday, August 29, 11:30pm – 8:30pm

WHERE: Lexington Avenue, between Classon and Grand Aves, Clinton Hill

HOW MUCH: Free

Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson

WHAT:  This year is a Mash-Up Of the BK LOVES MJ and DO THE RIGHT THING BLOCK PARTIES! Soread the word. DJ Spinna on the ones and twos.

WHEN: Saturday, August 29, from 12:00noon – 6:00pm

WHERE: Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington and Quincy (“Do the Right Thing Way”)

HOW MUCH: Free

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, & Future Tour

WHAT: For over 150 years, the Brooklyn Navy Yard churned out America’s most famous fighting ships, from the USS Maine to the USS Missouri. Today, the Yard is considered a national model for sustainable urban industrial parks. This tour, given in partnership with Turnstile Tours, explores the 300-acre facility and offers opportunities to get off the bus for a closer look at the Yard’s most intriguing sites, including a dry dock that’s been used since before the Civil War, the 24-acre former Navy hospital campus that is virtually frozen in time and the nation’s first multi-story LEED

WHEN: Saturday, August 29, and Sunday, August 30, 2:00pm

WHERE: Starting at BLDG 92, 63 Flushing Ave., Bklyn

HOW MUCH: $30. Tickets can be purchased on-site at BLDG 92 but advanced ticket purchase is strongly encouraged.

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